civil rights

Appropriating Audre : On The Need to Locate the Oppressor Within Us

Appropriations of Lorde not only rob her work of nuance, sensuality, and creativity, but also fail to do what she asked most of feminist movements: to center a racial analysis in feminist and queer work. Read more »

Audre Lorde’s ABCs of Fighting Fascism: It’s Time for All of Us to Face our History

When I don’t know what to do, I turn to the Lorde. And right now, a lot of us don’t know what to do. Read more »

A Conversation and Constellation for Sandra Bland

The problem with talking about race and racism is that it forces us (white and non-white alike) to recognize our complicity in a far deeper problem. It would mean we are in a shared struggle not just to defeat this administration. In short, it would mean we are in a revolution. Read more »

Performance Anxiety: Trump and the Commodification of Dissent in the Tech Industry

Advertising “resistance” as a brand carries a number of advantages: Covering up PR problems, protecting access to talented immigrant workers, and yes, also genuinely wanting to do the right thing. Read more »

Queering Islamophobia: The Homonationalism of the Muslim Ban

Though Donald Trump is himself transphobic and homophobic, he can get on the side of LGBTQ rights when it’s convenient. Read more »

Six Ways to Take Action This Week

We’re going to have to get creative, and we’re going to have to be loud. Read more »

Body Politic: Marginalization at the Women's March and Beyond

Here’s the thing about unity, though: it cannot be demanded. It must be constructed with care. Read more »

Beyond Walking and Talking: A post-march postmortem with Portland Women's March organizer Margaret Jacobsen

“We gathered, and that’s great, that’s really wonderful. But now what are we gonna do? What do we do next time?” Read more »

Some of Us are Brave : Lovely Speeches are Not Radical

In this political environment, we cannot afford to mistake nice liberal speeches for the radicalism needed to fight the dismantling of democracy and human decency. Read more »

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